If you're secretly dreaming of cozy sweaters and pumpkin season, this gorgeous wedding will certainly send you into overdrive! We're thrilled to share this epic day from the one and only, Jennifer Larsen Photography, and friends, we know you'll love it as much as we do! Ashley + Kyle's fall wedding at Basking Ridge Country Club was classic and sweet, with splashes of color and the prettiest fall decor. From the emerald green bridesmaid dresses and pumpkin escort cards, to the soft and romantic makeup and the blush-toned bouquets, every last detail was planned to perfection. Our favorite part though, is the way these two look at one another. When years of friendship turn into love, something magical happens!
From Jennifer: When the love of your life is also your best friend, you know you have something incredible. When I asked Ashley to tell me more about her relationship with Kyle, she said, “Building a strong friendship has been the key to our love story because before anything, he is my best friend,” which was when I knew this couple would be such an amazing duo to work with. Ashley and Kyle met in college at University at Buffalo where they were both engineers, but they didn’t meet in the classroom. They actually met during their spring semester at Kyle’s fraternity event; their friendship grew from that moment on.
Mohonk Mountain House is a special place for Kyle’s family, as they have been visiting since he was a baby! His mom even worked there as a teenager. Ashley said, “I have joined his family the past 3 years and it has since become our place. So when he decided we should take a mini-vacation to the resort I agreed. On our first day before dinner, we walked up to the top of the mountain (like every other time we go) and he found the most perfect spot to propose.”
The forecast was gloomy leading up to the wedding day, but it completely cleared up before the wedding day began! We had the most perfect day without a drop of rain. Their venue, Basking Ridge Country Club, was beautiful, and the team of vendors was amazing, including gorgeous florals by Lodi Flowers, incredible hair and makeup by the talented Michelle Elise Artistry, AND Ashley’s top-notch DIY crafting turned business, Blush Oak! I was seriously so impressed by everything these two had planned for their big day. Some of my favorites were the cute pumpkin patch place cards, handmade calligraphy signs, really fun confetti poppers for the bridesmaids photos, the stunning sunset portrait views, toast glasses that were used 65 years ago at Kyle’s grandparents’ wedding, the broach from Ashley’s nanny and the photo of her grandfather that was tied into her bouquet. Everything came together perfectly to create the most amazing wedding day for Ashley and Kyle.
Featured Photographer: Jennifer Larsen
Venue: Basking Ridge Country Club
Florist: Lodi Flowers
Stationer (Invitations): Basic Invite
Baker: Gourmet Touch Bakery
Second Shooter: Cinnamon Wolfe
Decor (made by the bride): Blush Oak
Third Photographer/Assistant: Barbara Marcella
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Dress Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair Stylist & Makeup: Michelle Elise Artistry
Shoes: Kate Spade
Wedding Rings: Cooper Jewelers
DJ: Elite Sound Entertainment
Groom's Tux & Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang, Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Officiant: Jeffrey Goldstein, I Love You Truly
Wood Slice Coasters: Aspen Rustic Creations